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Grown Ups Go Free | Our Top 5 School Holiday Activities

Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Halloween Decor   I LOVE making lists and planning activities for the school holidays.  Even better when I begin early!   Now that we are a family of four, I’m really feeling the pinch when I see those expensive, special occasion attractions creep onto the kids Holiday Wish Lists.  I would love to smash out trips to Kelly Tarlton’s, Snowplanet, Clip ‘n Climb………..(plus everything else lol) every school holidays, but that’s just not doable for us.   Instead we brainstorm, get as creative as we can, set a schedule to avoid cases of ‘I’m BORED’ and carefully and collectively decide on our ‘spendy’ excursions.  Check out my blog post from a year ago for 20 School Holiday Boredom Busting Ideas to get you started on your summer holiday planning and check out what Kellogg’s are doing to help make your dollars go further! This summer, we’re all set to shake things up a little and take advantage of the amazing Kellogg’s Grown Ups Go Free offers that are available on packs of specially marked Kellogg’s cereals.  What this means is that when we buy one full priced child or adult admission to some of our favourite attractions, we get one adult pass free!  I’m all over this, so am adding these Auckland (and surrounding areas) attractions to our summer holiday to-do list; Top Mummy Blog new Zealand Top Halloween Decor

Fun for Families in and around Auckland

        1. Kelly Tarlton’s – Grown Ups Go Free Savings $39!  We’ve only made it to the amazing aquarium that is Auckland’s Kelly Carlton’s once this year, but Nix, Ethan and I had the BEST time!  
        2. Snow Planet – Grown Ups Go Free Savings $45!  None of us have ever been to Snow Planet, despite Dave and I both loving snowboarding.  I can see us heading here over summer with the kids when we are all a little hot and beach weary and needing a change of scenery.
        3. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves – Grown Ups Go Free Savings $49!  Road trips are a summer staple and  heading to the Glow Worm caves is one of the most iconic kiwi childhood experiences I can think of! I’m so looking forward to taking Nixon there for the first time these school holidays!
        4. New Zealand Maritime Museum and Harbour Cruise – Grown Ups Go Free Savings $15!  Silly Aucklanders, we’ve never visited the Maritime Museum lol.  We will pack a lunch to enjoy on the waterfront and make a day of it with the kids.
        5. MOTAT – Grown Ups Go Free Savings $16!.  A visit to MOTAT will be another first for little Nixon and more ammo to feed his obsession with trains and vehicles lol.


  The best part is that we don’t have to purchase any ‘odd’ cereals that will sit in the pantry to take advantage of these offers.  Grown Ups Go Free vouchers are on boxes across ALL brands of Kellogg’s cereal, even our favourites, Special K and Nutrigrain!  Simply clip the coupon and head off for some fun with the kids at 90 attractions around Aus and NZ – that’s 20 super fun attractions in NZ!

To get your summer school holidays off to a great start I have 3 General Admission passes to Kelly Tarlton’s up for grabs.  Just enter via the widget below to get in the draw.

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72 thoughts on “Grown Ups Go Free | Our Top 5 School Holiday Activities”

  1. This would be fantastic. My 3.5 year old has never been to Kelly Tarlton’s and my 9 year old hasn’t been for 5 years.

  2. What a great promotion. It will make a day out to places like Kelly Tarlton’s more affordable for families.

  3. These are great ideas, but yes as you say they are quite expensive for families. We plan to take our little boy to one thing at a time, I.e. One each holiday.

  4. I’d love to win and take my 2 kids. Kelly Tarltons is awesome in that it’s an attraction that suits all ages.

  5. Would love to win….have lived in Auckland for 13yrs and never been!! be cool to take my 3 boys over holidays. Family treat day out…awesome

  6. This is so awesome that they are doing that – I’d best be buying Kellogg’s this week in the groceries! We really want to take our daughter to kelly tarltons these holidays but being off on maternity leave means money is a bit tighter so the coupon will def make a big difference – thank you for sharing!

  7. We are coming up to Auckland for Christmas so it would be awesome to take our three girls to kelly talons. Especially when man us fishing mad and loves to share with his daughters

  8. I’m really looking forward to the summer holidays – a whole month hanging out with my boy!!! I’d love to take him to Kelly Tarltons and MOTAT, plus we will be going strawberry picking in Kumeu – yum

  9. My family loves Kellogs cereals especially Nutrigrain. And we have never been to Kelly Tarltons… Will love the opportunity to go and see the wonderful ocean life. Every so often the middle child will ask to go and just never had the chance… Fingers your blog…

  10. I would LOVE to take my 5 year old and 10month old to Kelly Tarltons! I haven’t been since I was about 8… A good 20 years ago!!

  11. Oooh yes please! We’ve always wanted to but have never been! Would happily take a road trip up from Hamilton if we were the lucky winners 🙂

  12. I had my 1st baby 4 weeks ago and although he won’t appreciate kelly tarltons just yet his parents would sure enjoy a special adventure with him

  13. Wow this would be so amazing to take my six year old and two and half year old girls. We haven’t been in years me and my husband and can’t really afford to go. This would be an amwzing early Christmas present for us. We are from Cambridge so this would be a great dat for us to head to Auckland. Thanks for considering us 🙂

  14. These are awesome but with 4 kids to take and just me the thought of taking them all somewhere miss 6 (who has developmental delay) can dissapear is ever so daunting. Kelly Tarltons though would be amazing as its so contained. Would love to win 🙂

  15. Awesome. We’re going upto Auckland in January, my kids have never been and this would be fantastic

  16. Oh I would love to take my daughter to Kelly Tarltons, I have never been, it would be fan freaking tastic

  17. I would love to win. My grandsons aged 5 and 3 are coming to auckland from Timaru for a holiday at Christmas time. They love anything fishy, and I would love their mum and dad to be able to afford a visit to Kelly Tarltons.

  18. My sister’s kids would LOVE to start the day with Kellogs and follow it on with Kelly Tarlton’s. It’s not something they could afford to do, so it would be a very special treat!

  19. Yes please – we are off up North for Christmas & it always rains one of the days – so Kelly Tarltons would be perfect!

  20. Would love to take my 14 month old and hubby up there.. I have such wonderful memories of going up there with my parents as a kid cannot wait to share it with her

  21. Yes please, I want to take my miss 5, also, I haven’t been since a little after it first opened, ha-ha showing my age now 😉

  22. Would love to win a pass please. Have always wanted to take the kids and with grandparents coming up over Christmas would be a great time to make memories 🙂

  23. I would love to take my two children to Kelly Tarltons, we are so lucky to have such an awesome place right on our doorstep!

  24. If I won I would gift it to a friend up in auckland whos going through a hard time.
    Her fam bam would love to go to kelly tartons 🙂

  25. Would absolutely love to take my daughters to Kelly tarltons over the holidays please thank you for the chance 🙂

  26. Wow what an amazing prize! Would be a lovely gift for my Auckland family! Thank you for the opportunity to enter the draw 😀

  27. Wow!! What an awesome treat it would be to enjoy a prize like this. Fingers crossed for me and my family x x

  28. N0t sure if this has been redrawn yet but I’d LOVE to take the kids there again. We went a few times when they were preschoolers but not for ages now and I know they’d love it. Thanks!

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